Developing Skills and Experience

 

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​No matter how well you do at your studies, or how focused your course is on developing your employability, employers will still be looking for evidence that you have gone the extra mile. That's why we put a great deal of emphasis on encouraging you to find additional work experience, volunteering and other personal development opportunities, including Student Union roles and the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship skills.

 

Work Experience

Career Development Services' Jobs and Work Experience Web Pages
Information to help you understand all about work experience and how to find it

UMAX Jobshop
Work experience and other opportunities advertised by Cardiff Met Student Union

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Centre for Student Entrepreneurship
The home of entrepreneurship at Cardiff Met. Not just for those who plan to set up a business but also those who want to develop entrepreneurial skills for life.

Volunteering

Many Cardiff Met students undertake voluntary work, which is highly valued by employers. It helps to build your CV and gives you lots of insight into potential career areas. We hold several volunteering events through the year and advertise vacancies on the Careers (CareerHub) and SU (UMAX) Jobs sites.

CareerHub
UMAX Jobshop

Part-time Work

Find part-time, term-time and vacation work, as well as other opportunities on both the Student Union and Careers jobs sites.

CareerHub
UMAX Jobshop

Personal Development Opportunities

Employers don't just ask for work experience. They look for applicants who have developed skills, attitudes and aptitudes through a whole range of experiences. Develop your communication, leadership, team working, organisation and many other skills through engaging with the Cardiff Met SU. 

To help you reflect on these and explain to prospective employers how they have made your more employable we have created an e-module called "Your Career".  Students will find it in their Moodle module list.  It's full of video, resources, exercises and guidance and you can dip into it 24/7.

Study and Work Abroad

Cardiff Met students and staff can study, work or volunteer overseas. Opportunities are available from a variety of sources and may also provide you with the chance to apply for a very comprehensive scholarship, covering participation costs, return travel, insurance and living costs.
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/outwardmobility

Students on selected programmes have the opportunity undertake part of their studies at one of 18 different universities in Europe. All lessons and assessment are in English and a grant is available.
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/erasmus